Village Of Lemont "RESIDENT GUIDE"
Bonfires/ burning of leaves and rubbish is prohibited in the Village of Lemont Due to the public health concerns associated with this activity
Lemont Fire Protection District Open Burning Regulations
It is unlawful to build or light any bonfire, or to burn any rubbish, leaves or other combustible refuse anywhere in the village except in a properly constructed incinerator or fireplace.
Will County advertises other ways to discard yard waste at www.willcountygreen.com, such as composting or using a mulching mower for leaves and grass clippings.
- Must be landscape waste
- Must be at least 50 feet from any neighboring structure
- Patio wood-burning units must be at least 15 feet from neighboring structures
- Must occur with “competent” supervision until extinguished
- Must have means to extinguish the fire available
Outdoor Fireplace Safety Tips
- Keep safety your first consideration. When using an outdoor fireplace, fire pit or fire bowl never leave unattended. The wind can suddenly increase or shift direction, children or pets can unexpectedly bump into something or fall on to the pit. Never allow children to play with the fire materials.
- Select your firewood to minimize smoke. Burn clean cut wood only. Well-seasoned hardwoods such as Oak and Hickory produce less smoke then unseasoned wood or softwood. The burning of plant material in any form, construction material in any form is prohibited.
- Start with a small fire. The first time you use your outdoor fireplace or fire pit, use minimal fuel. Learn how your outdoor fireplace or fire pit draws air, how it responds to changes in wind direction, and how long it burns before you need to add more wood.
- Use the protective covering. If your outdoor fireplace or fire pit comes with a protective cover, use it to shield you outdoor fireplace or fire pit from the elements.
- Use the screen. Most outdoor fireplaces and fire pits have mesh screens. After the initial flames have died down, place the screen in front of or over the fire. This will help control sparks and burning debris.
- Be prepared to extinguish the fire. Always keep a hose, water supply, sand bucket or fire extinguisher within reach when using your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. At the end of the evening you will want to be sure your fire is completely out before leaving your outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
- Be courteous to your neighbors. Check with your neighbors, they may have a medical condition that could be severely affected by the smoke from your fire. If wind conditions exist that can blow the smoke into their homes, refrain from burning or relocate the fireplace to a different area.
My Medical Information
The Lemont Fire Protection District is pleased to provide FREE My Medical Information kits to the senior citizens, those with special needs, and others within the District that may need them.
The kits consist of a red plastic pouch with a magnetic back and are intended to be attached to an individual's refrigerator. Inside the pouch is a cardboard pamphlet that an individual can use to write down his or her personal information, emergency contacts, medications, allergies, medical conditions, and advanced directives. Paramedics can then use this vital information when providing emergency care.
To obtain your FREE My Medical Information kit, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (630) 257-0191 or email@example.com. Provide your name and mailing address, and a kit can be mailed to you. You may also stop by Station One, located at 15900 New Ave, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 to pick one up.
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Dehumidifier Recall Release
Lemont Fire District Customer Service Surveys
The Lemont Fire Protection District takes great pride in the service we provide to the community and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our performance. To assist us, we ask that you evaluate our level of performance by completing a short survey for the particular service you received.
- Fire Prevention & Inspection Services
- Public Education Services
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Suppression & Rescue Services
Request A Tour
To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Joyce at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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America's #1 Disaster Threat
Home fires kill more Americans than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined.
Home fires occur every 85 seconds and cause massive harm each day:
- 7 people die
- 36 people are injured
- $18 million in damage to homes
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Recall Summary
This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.
The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family
- Fire Suppression
- Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
- Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
- Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
- Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Services
The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.
Lemont Fire District Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List
Lemont Fire District Battalion and Lieutantant Eligibility List
The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) offers free, non-commercial information about the lifesaving benefits of installing fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. Learn more at www.HomeFireSprinkler.org Help children learn about fire safety and the basics of home fire sprinkler protection at www.SprinklerSmarts.org
Get A Smoke Detector
The Lemont Fire Protection District understands the economy may be challenging. If you are a resident of the Lemont Fire Protection District and in need of a smoke detector or battery we may be able to supply you one at no cost. We here at the Lemont Fire Protection District are concerned for you and your families safety.
This Program has been made available thanks to funding provided by FEMA working together with the Lemont Fire District Board of Trustees.
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Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email email@example.com for more information
According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms... Learn more
Fires in the US
- In 2013, there were 1,240,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,240 civilian deaths, 15,925 civilian injuries, and $11.5 billion in property damage.
- 487,500 were structure fires, causing 2,855 civilian deaths, 14,075 civilian injuries, and $9.5 billion in property damage.
- 188,000 were vehicle fires, causing 320 civilian fire deaths, 1050 civilian fire injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
- 564,500 were outside and other fires, causing 65 civilian fire deaths, 800 civilian fire injuries, and $607 million in property damage.
- The 2013 US fire loss clock a fire department respond to a fire every 25 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 65 seconds.
- One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds. One civilian fire injury was reported every 33 MINUTES. One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 42 minutes. One outside fire was reported every 56 seconds. One vehicle fire was reported every 167 seconds. NFPA Statistics